I was told yesterday that 50% of ‘hidden’ sugars aren’t from your fizzy drinks

But…

They’re actually from everyday ‘healthy’ products, like breads, cereals (Dr Kelloggs), and dressings.

What can we learn from this?

Well, demonising ONE type food or drink isn’t necessarily going to help you lose weight and develop a healthy relationship with food

I know, I know. It’s easy to blame that ONE thing…

Be it carbs, Boris, fats, sugars, Liz Truss, or even the sugar in fruit (more on that another rest)..

But in the topic of “hidden” sugars 

And processed foods,

Have you been watching the British Bake Off?

Personally, I haven’t. I rarely watch TV, but I have listened / heard things about this series. 

Why am I sharing this?

Well something that comes up a lot is cravings in the evenings. 

And the interesting part?

😋 research shows that watching cookery programmes increases appetite and cravings 

Now, I’m not saying don’t watch cookery programmes.

But this is another vote for how your environment is so important in dictating what you do

And the choices you make. 

In fact, people who watch less than 10 hours of TV a week were shown to be more successful with weight loss diets. 

But what could help with hunger and appetite?

1)Make sure you have protein at every meal particularly in your first meal as this can potentially have a more satiating effect across the day. 

So poach some eggs

Get the baked beans out 

Or enjoy some creamy Greek yoghurt 

2) when you eat, sit down and eat out of crockery rather than the packet (research shows you’ll be more aware of how much you eat)

3) Add fibre – especially sources of fibre with higher viscosity such as oats and chia seeds, may help with satiety even more 

4) Watch comedy 😀 listen to your favourite music 🎶 

Small habits compound effect 

And if you do watch Bake Off?

Maybe keep the snacks more than 6ft away

Keep water nearby 

And plan your snacks in crockery rather than from packets.

Speaking of snacks…

If you’d like some meal and snack ideas?

Message me with “plan” and I’ll send it over 😀

Matt